Dwight Freeney Tricep Circuit
June 10, 2009
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney performs his three-part Tricep Circuit with coaching by William Hicks, Syracuse assistant athletics director for athletic performance.
About the Video
William Hicks: Basically what we're trying to do is work the long middle and inner head of the tricep
, three heads to the tricep. Really the only thing the tricep circuit is for is kind of the pre-fatiguing before we did a finishing movement which was the athletic related tricep movement using a med ball.
There is three heads to the tricep for the same reason that you do alternate dumbbell curl and a regular dumbbell curl to try to get the two heads of the bicep. But it's really just to try to get total muscle development, not just if you do regular push downs, you just getting the outer head of the tricep. We did the regular rope push down which was over head. Because the elbows are higher than the ear, you're working the long head of the tricep. The we did regular push downs for the middle part and then reverse is for the inner part.
The key to everything is posture. The head leads in neutral position. If you're shoulders start moving forward, if you start jerking around through your hips, you change the exercise from a tricep exercise to a total body movement and we have other exercises to do for those; usually ten to eight because they're all a systems workout. That's more of a giant set because you're working the same muscle group.